The trial was initiated in 2009 and was a proof-of-concept, open-label study in children 6 to 12 years of age, assigned to one of four doses over a six-week treatment period, after 2-5 weeks' titration.
"The product showed reductions of 32% at the lowest tested dose and 55% at the highest tested dose in persistent serious conduct problems with aggression as a key feature," said Dr Robert Findling, MD, the lead investigator for the study.
"This is a clinically meaningful and very encouraging set of data. Serious conduct problems are quite prevalent in children with ADHD and there are currently no approved treatments for this unmet medical need." Results were measured by the conduct problem subscale of the Nisonger Child Behavioural Rating Form (NCBRF).
"We are very excited about these positive results and the future development of SPN 810. The product is one of several programs in our emerging ADHD portfolio," said Jack Khattar, Supernus President and CEO.
About Serious Conduct Problems in Children with ADHD
Attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity, and the CDC estimates that 4.5 million school-aged children in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD.
Children with ADHD sometimes also exhibit persistent serious conduct problems, such as maladaptive aggressive behaviours. Untreated, persistent serious conduct problems place these children at risk of persistent aggressive and anti-social behaviour, such as knowingly destroying property, physically attacking people, and bullying.
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